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Controversy over University of Iowa president continues

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The controversy surrounding the newly named University of Iowa president continues. 

Five of the school's regents privately met with Bruce Harreld weeks before they hired him to be the new president.

The board president did confirm that Harreld came to Ames and met with five regents in July.

This confirmation of these private meetings will likely add to anger on campus. 

Right now the newly elected president is also being criticized for a "failure of professional ethics."

Faculty leaders from the College of Liberal Arts and Science voted to censure the incoming president. 

They say Harreld listed on his resume that he was the managing principal of a business strategy consulting firm that no longer exists. 

They also say that Harreld failed to identify co-authors on several papers.

Harreld is a former IBM executive. He is expected to start November second and replace Sally Mason.

Faculty, staff and students have shown their disapproval with the regents board, but this is the first time Harreld has been criticized directly. 

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